Jessica Chastain eyes role in Benedict Cumberbatch's new haunted house movie

She's in talks to join the cast of Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peaks'

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Jessica Chastain could star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak, a new haunted house thriller from Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro.

According to Variety, the Zero Dark Thirty star is "in talks" to join a cast that already includes Cumberbatch, Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy).

Plot details are being kept under wraps but del Toro plans to start shooting the movie next February (2014). The director is currently revising the script with screenwriter Lucinda Coxon, whose previous credits include The Crimson Petal And The White.

Del Toro served as an executive producer on Chastain's last horror film, Mama, in which the actress played a punk character she says she based on Crystal Castles' Alice Glass. Scroll down and click 'play' to watch Chastain channelling Glass in the trailer.

Earlier this year, Chastain won a Golden Globe for her performance as an inexperienced CIA officer sent to track down Osama Bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. She also received an Oscar nomination, but was pipped by Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the trophy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

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